J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Prime Hoggs & Cast Sheep, Tuesday 9th February 2021

Prime Hoggs

The weekly sale of prime hoggs at J36 had an improved entry in excess of 1000 forward. As to be expected a large quantity of horned and hill bred hoggs forward with a market average of 253p/kg with handy weighted hoggs averaging 260p/kg. John Twigge, Lindale took top spot selling his consignments of Texel and Beltex hoggs to £137 and £134 with his consignment peaking at 304p/kg. Top pence per kilogram this week was 315p/kg for Beltex hoggs from PD & P Mason, Burton in Kendal. Plenty of pens of good confirmation hoggs selling around the 300p/kg. Plenty of handy weighted Continental hoggs sold between 265-280p/kg. Texel hoggs sold to £133 from GM Metcalfe Jnr, Underbarrow and others to £132 from RH M & S Boyren, Ulverston. Suffolk hoggs sold to a top of £132 from TH Garnett & Son, Barrow in Furness. Continental and Suffolk hoggs regularly selling beyond the £120 mark.

Upland hoggs saw Mules peak at £126 from MG Tomlinson, Weston Underwood weighing 54kg with others selling to £124.50 weighing 51kg from T & H Drinkall, Oakenclough. Horned hoggs peaked at £116 for Scotch Black Face from GM & A Jackson, Little Eccleston with Lonks peaking £110 from GJ Ibbetson, Roeburndale West.

Handy weighted and light weight hoggs that are well fleshed continue to be in strong demand with plenty of buyers in the market for all specifications of hoggs in J36.

Cast Sheep

A larger show of cull ewes were forward with 650 going through the ring today. All cast sheep maintained their recent high rates with fleshy, horned ewes being particularly good to sell. Pure bred Texels sold to a strong trade topping at £135 from JW & A Matthews, Patton with others to £133 from GB Holt, Lancaster, with many of the better end of the Texel ewes selling in the £120 – £130 region.

A run of Beltex ewes from PD & PJ Mason, Burton in Kendal sold to £125. Calderside Farms, Garstang sold Leicester ewes to £125 with Suffolks selling to £115 from RH & M & S Boyren, Ulverston.

A bigger show of Mule ewes were forward with the best being dearer on the week, topping at £107 from JN & DJ Bowes, Crook with the next level down selling between £90 and £95. All Mules forward averaged £80.

All hill ewes were keenly bid for with Rough Fell ewes selling to £90 from L Potter, Orton and Cheviot ewes selling to £86 twice from S Crawford, Staveley and JM Harrison, Broughton in Furness. There were 200 Swaledales forward today with the best selling at £80 plus and topping at £85 from JS & S Atkinson, Scorton with the next level down selling at £70 - £75. Herdwick ewes continued to be well bid for at J36 topping at £74 from J Wills, Grayrigg.

There were 30 tups forward today topping at £150 for a Suffok tup from TH Garnett & Son, Stank with Charollais from the same home selling to £128. Leicester rams from Drinkall Bros, Over Wyresdale sold to £119.

Top Prices

Beltex: £137 Holmelands, £130, £126 Coat Green Farm, £120, £118 Troughton Hall, £116 Coat Green Farm. Texel: £134 Holmelands, £133 Low Gregg Hall, £132 Hill Park, £131 Hartrigg, £130 Tullithwaite Hall Office, £129 Red Scarr Farm. Suffolk: £132, £128 New Close, £127.50 Smithy Green Farm, £127 Low Barrows Green, £125 Hill Park, £124 Low Longmire. Continental: £128.50, £127 Broats Farm, £125 Low Foulshaw Farm, Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £123 Mint Close, Little Eccleston Hall Cottage. Mule: £126 Park Hills Farm, £124.50 Calderside Farm, £121 Sykes Farm, £111 Red Scarr Farm, Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £110.50 Low Stennerley. Cheviot: £123.50 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £108 Hartrigg, £98 Green Head, £94 Poppy Farm, £82 Green Head. Charollais: £123 Turners Farm, £120 Lane Head, £109 Low Foulshaw Farm, £104 Dawson Fold, £100 Holmelands, £94 Dawson Fold. Horned: £123 Luneside, £111 Tullithwaite Hall Office, £110 Higher Salter, £93 Coat Green Farm, £92.50, £86.50 Higher Salter. Dorset: £118 Crake Hall. Lleyn: £117.50, £117 Low Foulshaw Farm. Scottish Blackface: £116 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £108 Halton Park Farm. Masham: £114, £99 Killington Drive. Gritstone: £112 Low Waterside. Dalesbred: £108 Holme House Farm, £100 Calderside Farm. Rough Fell: £107 Millriggs, £100 Borrow Bridge House, £86 Luneside, £84 Boundary Beck, £75 Luneside. Swaledale: £101 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £100 Calderside Farm, £98.50 Holme House Farm, £97, £91 Sykes Farm, £90 The Borrans. Herdwick: £84.50 Far Kiln Bank, £80, £70 Hoses Farm.

Texel: £135 Oldfield End, £133 Great House Farm, £125 Warth Sutton Farm, £119 Troughton Hall, £117 Oldfield End, £115 Troughton Hall. Beltex: £125 Coat Green Farm, £117 Troughton Hall, £110 Coat Green Farm, £109 Troughton Hall, £108, £106 Coat Green Farm. Bluefaced Leicester: £125 Calderside, £87 Troughton Hall, £66 Tullithwaite Hall Office, £41 Troughton Hall. Suffolk: £115 Hill Park, £110 Crabtree Farm, £108 Great House Farm, £107 Crabtree Farm, £98 Summer Hill, £97 Hill Park. Zwartbles: £110 St Annes Farm, £108 Catshaw Hall Farm. Mule: £107 Low Brundrigg, £98 Hallbeck, £93 Catshaw Hall Farm, £92 Mickledore, Cooper House, £88 High House. Dorset: £95 Great House Farm. Rough Fell: £90 Howes Lodge, £88 St Annes Farm, £84 Croft Foot Farm, £77 Middle Sadghyll, £74 Howes Lodge, £72 Luneside. Cheviot: £86 Seedhowe Cottages, Lane End, £75 Barker Knott, £70 Croft Foot Farm, £69 Tock Howe Farm, £68 Beckside. Charollais: £86 Barker Knott, £73 Little Eccleston Hall Cottage, £56 Summer Hill. Kerry Hill: £86 Howes Lodge. Swaledale: £85, £81 Sykes Farm, £79 Middle Sadghyll, £74, £70 Sykes Farm, £67 Middle Sadghyll. Continental: £78 Croft Foot Farm, £67 Coat Green Farm, £67, £38 Croft Foot Farm, £35 Tarn Foot, £31 Coat Green Farm. Herdwick: £74 Beck House Cottage, £60 Middle Fell, £59 Far Kiln Bank, £55 Troughton Hall, £53 Coat Green Farm, £46 Barker Knott. Scottish Blackface: £65 Low Garths, £41 Yewbarrow. Horned: £48, £38 Higher Salter. Jacob: £31, £30 Guards Farm.

Suffolk: £150, £108 New Close, £84 Cockrigg Farm. Charollais: £128 New Close, £108 Marsh Grange Farm. Texel: £127 Little Guards, £126 Tranthwaite Hall, £107 School House, New Close, £102 Marsh Grange Farm, £93 Mansergh Hall Farm. Bluefaced Leicester: £119 Catshaw Hall Farm. Cheviot: £94 Tarn Foot, £93, £91 Seedhowe Cottages. Teeswater: £80 Marsh Grange Farm. Herdwick: £74, £40 Tarn Foot.

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